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New York State Labor Law 240 and 241, more commonly known as the Scaffold Law, was first passed in 1885. The Scaffold Law protects workers from gravity-related injuries while working at high elevations without the proper safety equipment. When New York passed this law, it was cutting edge legislation. The even preceded the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) or worker’s …

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Walking through New York City, it is not uncommon to be forced to walk under scaffolding through a construction site. There is the old joke that New York would be a great place if they ever finished building it. When it comes to the construction workers who are on the site, there are laws in place as to how they may …

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pedestrian don't walk signIn a previous blog post, we discussed the definition of negligence.  More often than not, negligence arises when a party acts without reasonable care.  Negligence can also be demonstrated, however, by a party’s failure to act.
What is Duty to Act
Under certain conditions, a party can be held liable for injuries sustained by the fact that he or she should …

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New York State classifies highways as either Parkways or Expressways. The main difference between the two is that the law does not permit trucks and commercial traffic on Parkways. Within New York City, roads such as the Belt Parkway and the Grand Central Parkway are for passenger vehicles only. These roads are often narrow and have low overpasses. Many of these roads were designed by Robert Moses, …

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Coach BusSummer activities are in full swing.  Summer Camps are operating throughout Long Island and New York City. Travel sports leagues are running and taking kids all over the tri-state area.  Organizations like the Boy Scouts have camping trips upstate and across the region.  We take for granted that the used coach buses and school buses are well maintained. It is essential …

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With Age, and Updated Regulations, Comes Trust
airbnbOne of the oldest businesses in the United States is the Seaside Inn in Kennebunk Beach, Maine.  Their website touts Nine Generations, and according to Wikipedia, they are the 6th oldest business and the oldest hotel in the United States having opened in 1667.
This is a family owned business that has seen a lot of change throughout this …

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A Tragic Accident in Schoharie, New York
On October 6th, 2018, a stretch limousine crashed just north of Schoharie, New York killing 20 people, including the driver, all 17 people in the limo and 2 pedestrians.  The New York State Department of Transportation had known about the issues with the car, previously ordering the car to be removed from service.  The owner did not comply …

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Woman call for an UberIf you have driven in Manhattan recently, you will notice that practically every car on the road is either a New York City Taxi or a vehicle with the T&LC plates of a car service.  The overwhelming majority of those car service vehicles are “Uber” vehicles.
Uber does not do background checks on their drivers
Unfortunately for Uber clients, the company …

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The Metropolitan Transportation Authority, the parent of the Long Island Rail Road, had announced that the reason that their on-time performance is suffering and why there are significant safety concerns is that they do not have enough cars to meet the demand of ridership on Long Island.
This announcement is quite the admission from the higher-ups at the MTA and LIRR. This disclosure …

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